2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Ford Escape

Very few vehicle classes have experienced as significant a growth in popularity as the crossover segment. Car shoppers are drawn to the versatility these vehicles have to offer. Looking at the 2017 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2017 Ford Escape will help car shoppers choose between two entries in this competitive class.

The 2017 Mazda MC-5 and Ford Escape each utilize a versatile body style. The added storage space and increased ride height of the crossover design have helped make these vehicles incredibly popular with consumers.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 VS 2017 Ford Escape
2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
187 horsepower, 185 pound-feet of torque Engine Performance 168 horsepower, 170 pound0feet of torque
24 city/31 highway miles per gallon Fuel Economy 23 city/30 highway miles per gallon
4 Trim Levels 3

2017 Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Engine Performance

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Ford Escape each come powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. The Mazda engine is able to out-perform the engine powering the Ford, producing 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, compared to the Escape's 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.

The Mazda engine is more efficient as well, earning 24 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highways. The Escape checks in at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highways.

Both the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape are offered in multiple trim levels. Mazda CX-5 shoppers can choose from four trim levels, while the Ford Escape is only offered in three models. The increased number of trim levels allows the Mazda to offer even more variety to customers.

The CX-5 trim levels include Sport, Touring, Grand Select and Grand Touring models. Features offered on the trim levels include:

  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity

  • Keyless ignition and entry

  • Heated seats

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert

  • Forward collision warning and mitigation

  • Lane keeping assist

  • Leather upholstery

2017 Mazda CX-5 second row seats
2017 Mazda CX-5 red front
2017 Mazda CX-5 red back
2017 Mazda CX-5 interior front

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